Holiday Sweet Potatoes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


4 medium-size sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled, and mashed (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon orange rind
1 teaspoon lemon rind
2 tablespoons plus 2 1/2 teaspoons orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1 tablespoon butter or margarine


Combine potatoes, sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, rind, juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 1- quart casserole.

Combine pecans and coconut; sprinkle over top of sweet potato mixture. Dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until topping is lightly browned.